Ethnic diversity can deflate stock market bubbles, study finds
Stock market bubbles have led to economic catastrophes from the Great Depression through the dot-com boom of the 1990s and up to the recent housing financial crisis. Although these episodes cause widespread ...
NREL compares state solar policies to determine equation for solar market success
Analysts at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have used statistical analyses and detailed case studies to better understand why solar market policies in certain states are more successful. ...
Britain's BT in talks to buy mobile operator EE
BT Group PLC said Monday it is in exclusive talks to buy mobile phone operator EE from Germany's Deutsche Telekom and France's Orange for 12.5 billion pounds ($20 billion) in cash and shares.
Microsoft lets US shoppers pay with Bitcoin
Microsoft began Thursday letting US shoppers at its online Windows Store pay with digital currency Bitcoin.
Ads communicate message in as little as tenth of a second, helped by color
Ads can communicate their main message in as little as a tenth of a second, helped by color, according to a new study published in Marketing Science, a publication of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Scienc ...
David and Goliath: When do underdog businesses benefit from neighborhood giants?
Is being located next to a big-name competitor always bad for your small business? A new study in the Journal of Marketing Research shows that contrary to accepted belief, the presence of a large, nearby competitor can ac ...
Too many returns this holiday? How loyal customers can hurt sales
Many people have strong habits when it comes to shopping, preferring favorite stores and favorite brands. But a new study in the Journal of Marketing Research suggests that these same shoppers may have hidden habits that a ...
Mickey and math? Disney launches education apps
The Walt Disney Co. is launching a new line of learning tools designed to help parents encourage kids 3 to 8 to learn outside of school. Disney Imagicademy begins with a series of mobile apps but will later ...
Want to get male millennials on board with your cause? Focus on feelings
"Selfish" may be the adjective most often attached to millennials. But new research from Concordia University shows that the young men and women who make up the millennial generation aren't so self-centred ...
Smartphone expansion cooling, prices dropping
The global smartphone market will see cooler growth in the next few years amid "cutthroat" competition that will bring down prices for many consumers, a market tracker said Monday.
German chip-maker Infineon sees growth after solid Q4
German semiconductors giant Infineon said Thursday it will pay an increased dividend for the year to September and forecasts further sales growth after a solid fourth quarter.
India on tap as first market for Microsoft Lumia 535
Microsoft is poised to use India as the launch pad for its first post-Nokia smartphone, the budget-priced Lumia 535.
BlackBerry courts iPhone users with cash
Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry is wooing Apple customers with a cash offer for trade-ins of iPhones for its new square-screened, keyboard-equipped Passport.
Apple market value hits $700 bn
A rise in Apple shares Tuesday pushed the market value of the trend-setting US tech icon above $700 billion, becoming the first company to hit that milestone.